EW Update - 01.19.19
I finally have some good news to share!
First, I have found some semblance of employment, which takes some of the edge off my stress and helps me... Read more
EW Update - 11.03.18
My humblest apologies for missing the October update. October was rather hectic for me, and it just slipped past me. My bad.
Unfortunately, not a lot has happened with... Read more
EW Update - 09.11.18
My humblest apologies for missing the August update. This has been a relatively rotten year for me professionally, which has thrown my schedule and all activities outside finding work... Read more
EW Update - 07.23.18
Ren and I met yesterday to hammer out some flavor details for Lakates/ElfWood, and to round out the dominant government structure of Vyridia. All of the Hardwood Council, the... Read more
EW Update - 06.23.18
Ren and I just spent a little over 8 hours on a Skype call yesterday hammering out some overlooked details in ElfWood that will definitely help pull it... Read more
EW - 05.18.18
The writing team has made huge strides in recent weeks! I'm pumped to finally be able to say this. ElfWood is such a cool setting, and I've been really... Read more
EW Update - 04.12.18
I got a message from a Promised Sands Backer that called to my attention I had not posted since Feb. My apologies for that. I honestly thought that I... Read more
EW Update - 02.09.18
Hey ElfWood backers!
My humblest apologies for missing the Jan. 2018 Update. It was not intentional.
While I am still personally wrestling with the tail end of the Promised Sands... Read more
EW Update - 12.20.17
My apologies for missing the Nov. 2017 update. My wife and I have been very busy these past few months, both professionally and personally, and it slipped past... Read more
EW Update - 10.20.17
Momentum is building and progress is happening. More art for now. Busy. Busy!
These will be digitally mastered and colored relatively soon.
EW Update - 10.07.17
I thought I would take a moment to show off some of the art that is being produced for ElfWood, and to mention that there is some exciting bits... Read more
EW Update - 09.25.17
I'm still plugging away at things. There have been a few setbacks thanks to my work schedule, but I'm still here and I'm still at it.
I'll post more... Read more
EW Update - 08.22.17
While my attention is focused on finishing up Promised Sands, Joe has continued working on some of the writing for ElfWood. Ren took a day job recently so his... Read more
EW Update - 07.22.17
Not much to report this month. Joe is bashing away at his keyboard working out some NPCs and such for you all while Ren and I are pushing to... Read more
EW Update - 06.23.17
Sorry for the slight delay in update this month, but I wanted to wait until I had one more meeting with my crew before finalizing some things.
I... Read more
EW Update - 05.20.17
Good news this week.
First, Promised Sands continues to come nearer and nearer to a close, which means our full team can focus down on ElfWood at long... Read more
EW Update - 04.22.17
Our little team of writers is building momentum on all things Harsh Realities. Promised Sands nears the end of the writing process and is already heading into editing. Once... Read more
EW Update - 03.23.17
Hey ElfWood Backers!
Sorry I'm a bit late on the update this month. I've been somewhat out of sorts lately. I think it's just fatigue and me needing a break... Read more
EW Update - 02.20.17
More good news this month.
Though Ren and I are mostly dedicated to wrapping up Promised Sands so that we can fully push that book into editing and... Read more
EW Update - 01.23.17
Ya'har!! More good news going into this bountiful new year!
ElfWood development and writing are moving swiftly now. The bestiary is nearing completion. The core of the world, history,... Read more
EW Update - 12.21.16
This past Thursday marked the last weekly Skype meeting of the year for development and writing on ElfWood. I am very pleased to say that we have been on... Read more
EW Update - 11.20.16
Good news this month.
I have been meeting with Ren and Joe via Skype at fairly regular, weekly intervals. We are working our way through the book, developing where... Read more
EW Update - 10.21.16
More good news!
I've been meeting with Ren and Joe every other week or so to go over bits of ElfWood, and I'm excited to finally be able to say... Read more
EW Update - 09.19.16
Good news this month. I've been in communication with Joe DeMarco and Ren lately and they are both working on some additional writing for ElfWood. The book remains... Read more
EW Update - 08.19.16
Not much to report this month, sadly. I've been swamped with work and what little I've managed to get done on Promised Sands. Joe has been busy as... Read more
EW Update - 07.18.16
The time is FINALLY drawing near that I can jump from Promised Sands to ElfWood and dig back in to wrap up production. As it stands today, the writing of... Read more
EW Update - 06.16.16
Just a quick note that things are moving. I'm making serious headway on Promised Sands, which means I'm getting closer to being able to fully devote myself to... Read more
EW Update - 05.18.16
Not much to report this time around, but still wanted to post in order to check in with you all to let you know work continues here. Just... Read more
EW Update - 04.20.16
Work continues on ElfWood as I know Joe has continued to plug away on his part, I had an exchange with a writer who will be helping out... Read more
EW Update - 03.21.16
Hey Backers! Sorry I'm a few days late on this one. Things have been hectic to say the least.
Work continues on ElfWood, but my focus has been primarily on... Read more
EW Update - 02.17.16
Big news this month for ElfWood! I've taken some time to meet with Joe and we have established a more aggressive plan of attack. As of this week,... Read more
EW Update - 01.19.16
Not a ton to report for EW this time around. Joe is still hard at it and I've been putting in double time on Promised Sands to get... Read more
End of Year EW Update - Dec. 2015
Just wanted to pop in to say Joe is still working away on this Setting book and things are starting to come together. The art is coming along nicely... Read more
EW Update - November - 11.18.15
I am currently in the process of moving. The process is more than just packing up our house though, as we are moving to a city with a higher... Read more
October EW Update
Hello again, Backers!
My humblest apologies for overlooking this month's update. I have been very busy on the home front and in the studio both. FYI, I am moving this... Read more
Sept. 2015 Update - EW
No significant update this month, Backers.
My apologies as I attempt to wrangle writers back into motion.
August Update - EW
Hello again Backers! We are back from GenCon Indy 2015 and gearing up to dive back into the thick of things!
My apologies if you are a Backer of both... Read more
Overdue update and GenCon Indy 2015 primer
So, most of the end of June and so far all of July has been committed to GenCon prep and working the kinks out of a few structural... Read more
Not much to report this month, I'm afraid. I lost most of the month to a pulled back and travels back home to help care for family and bury... Read more
05.16.15 - May Update
I recently read through comments on a Kickstarter Facebook group. There were an overwhelming number of comments stating Backers would prefer something - even if it is to... Read more
So sorry it's been a while since the last update. Thanks to Kevin for the prompt.
As most of you know I took over all things Harsh Realities... Read more
Hello again, Backers!
First, our humblest apologies for the continued delay on this book. Things have not really been going in our favor as a team this year. As stated... Read more
Greetings, oh wonderfully patient folks! (At least, I'm hoping you're patient...)
We are rolling forward once more! Meetings have commenced for the last month on a weekly basis. We have... Read more
HR had a Skype meeting last night. Things are still difficult in places, but we are happy to say we are beginning to get things back in motion. We want... Read more
Our days of sabbatical appear to be coming to an end.
Firstly, apologies for the lengthy time away and not communicating. Trust me, it was needed.
Secondly, we’re gearing back... Read more
Some Forthcoming Delays
We are going to be delayed.
It has been a mix of issues that are completely unrelated to the project.
I was in the hospital and I'm still not up... Read more
Firstly, we're soon to make an official announcement about someone who is more involved in the ElfWood project. (This is called a "teaser".) ;)
Secondly, we're working on some very... Read more
This kickstarter has concluded. Now we enter the fulfillment stage. We're finalizing the numbers, waiting for Amazon to process payments and then we start commissioning the artists to beautify the... Read more
ElfWood is funded! It is done! We're off to the races!
Thanks to everyone for your contribution and your support.
We'll be in touch with Backers soon to gather info... Read more
$1 Pledge - Thank You!
Y'know, a lot of people think that a $1 pledge is meaningless. Their argument is that we only get 90 cents.
But, it's not about the money.
To us,... Read more
And we did it! You guys are awesome!
We pushed through $3500! Thanks to our Backers increasing their pledges! Awesome! Thank you!
Cynthia Celeste Miller (President of Spectrum Games and author of Macabre Tales, to mention just one of her many titles) is now on board to expand the Shadowlands in the... Read more
I've been out sick for the last few days. Nasty to be sick over the holidays. I don't recommend it.
We funded! Yay!
And we made Stretch Goals! Yay!
And... Read more
Last Weekend Before Christmas
Here I am stuck in Kansas City in an ice-storm. At least I'm warm and cozy working on projects with Ren.
We're less than $75 from another Reach Goal.
This... Read more
Map for ElfWood
Don't get too excited, I don't have an ElfWood map to show you just yet.
However, I wanted to show you the map that was done for Promised Sands because... Read more
A Little Oddity...
Last night we had a Backer (Mark Solino) pledge enough to push us over the $2500 mark and earned his right to claim the Reach Goal.
Then late last night... Read more
Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!
We have posted a Christmas / Holiday card as a free download at DTRPG / RPGNow.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to showing you some really... Read more
We're up to 52 Backers, closing in on that 75 Backer level where we add additional content from Cynthia Celeste Miller - President of Spectrum Games and author of the... Read more
50 Backers! Woohoo!
And we've hit our Reach Goal! 50 Backers and now *EVERY* Backer (even the Bilge Rats!) get a free copy of the ElfWood GM Screen PDF!
Less than $225 to... Read more
We're getting closer... With the last few Backers (welcome, new Backers!) we have a Backer count of 49 - just one Backer away from a bonus applied to *ALL* Backers.... Read more
Christmas Gift Certificates
If you're planning this for someone's gift this holiday season, and you'd like something to to actually wrap for them, we have created gift certificates. Here's a low res version: ... Read more
We have just 4 Backers until we hit a Reach Goal that impacts the entire project (at 50 Backers everyone gets a free copy of the GM Screen in PDF). ... Read more
Invasion of the Fourth Reich
It is finally completed!
I am sending out the PDF copies tonight. You get a copy if you supported us in the original Sixcess Core kickstarter at any of the... Read more
A Little Taste of Artwork...
Some of the preliminary sketches that help define the ElfWood world:
An orc-thorn tree grown from the body of an Elf slain in violence:
Concept sketches for ElfWood elven ships:... Read more
Reach Goal of $2000 Achieved!
Thanks and special rewards go out to Kris Holt for pushing the project past the $2000 Reach Goal!
Kris earns the right to define an NPC, Critter, Location or Item... Read more
Closing in on some "Reach" Goals
I saw another Kickstarter that listed the goals that were achieved *before* the Kickstarter was funded as a "Reach" goal and those after it was funded as a "Stretch" goal.... Read more
Another Goal Achieved!
With a bold step, one of our Backers has chosen to move us forward to the $1666 mark and earn the right to create a shadow-creature in ElfWood. We'll be... Read more
More Content Added...
When we hit 30 backers to the project, new content was added in the form of an adventure. The adventure is "Save the Princess" and, depending on how final stretch... Read more
The kickstarter has been live for less than 12 hours. We've passed the critical 30% mark (that point where success of a kickstarter is statistically probable). They say if you... Read more